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Cathedral in Plasencia

Catedral de Plasencia

Plasencia’s magnificent cathedral is two-in-one. The 16th-century Catedral Nueva is a Gothic-Renaissance blend with a handsome plateresque facade, a soaring 17th-century retablo (altarpiece) and intricate walnut-car…
Contemporary Spanish in Plasencia


In the heart of Plasencia's eating area, just off the Plaza Mayor, this urban-chic tapas bar plates up delectable inventive tapas and raciones, delicately presented at tall white tables or in the bamboo-dotted dinin…
Extremaduran in Plasencia

Casa Juan

Tucked down a quiet old-town lane, welcoming Casa Juan does well-prepared extremeño meat dishes (such as roast suckling pig) plus some tasty vegetarian and gluten-free bites. Start with locally made olive oil and br…
Cafe in Plasencia

La Puerta de Tannhäuser

Not what you'd expect in old-town Plasencia, Extremadura's first cafe-bookshop is warm, friendly and an absolute delight. Relax at hot-red tables over carefully concocted coffees or lovingly chosen wines, and soak u…
Contemporary Spanish in Plasencia


Modern and laid-back, Tentempié is a hit for its gastrobar take on local ingredients. The creative Spanish-international menu, bang on trend, specialises in 'gourmet' tapas, raciones and G&Ts, offering everythin…
Square in Plasencia

Plaza Mayor

Plasencia life flows through the lively, arcaded Plaza Mayor: meeting place of 10 streets, home to plenty of bar-restaurants and scene of a Tuesday farmers market since the 12th century. The jaunty figure striking t…
Historic Building in Plasencia

Palacio del Marquesado de Mirabel

Dating to the 15th century, this is one of Plasencia's most majestic civil buildings. Enter through the fine, columned two-floor Renaissance patio, then head upstairs to a 1555 bust of Carlos I, a grand 16th-century…
Walls in Plasencia

Centro de Interpretación de la Ciudad Medieval

The best-preserved defensive tower of the old city wall, located at the top of the old town, tells the history of medieval Plasencia through video, models and artefacts, and provides access to a walkable chunk of th…
Extremaduran in Plasencia

Rincón Extremeño

A popular local restaurant serving classic extremeño fare at decent prices, just off the Plaza Mayor.